Hello everyone, I hope you’re all safe and well. There is no doubt that during this time of change and without the opportunity of having direct contact with our friends from school, our moods and feelings can be affected.
Look at these different emojis, no doubt you have had a range of these sensations over the last month or so.
It is important to recognise these feelings, knowing that its ok to experience them. A wonderful way of managing these sensations can involve listening to music, painting and/or drawing, writing about it, talking about it and exercising.
The famous artist Claude Monet used painting as a way of dealing with the emotions he encountered. At his home he would paint for hours and hours, often repeating the same image. In his garden was a water lily pond and foot bridge. He painted this scene continuously in his later years. As his eyesight started to fail him, he found it both soothing and a challenge to try and capture the beauty of this part of his garden.
Here are some of those examples. I wonder what moods he was experiencing as he painted these?
So, my loving challenge to you this week is to find a place in your house (or garden) that you would like to draw or paint and have a go at drawing or painting it more than once. You could do this at different times of the day or on separate days. One day it could be when the sun in shining, on another it may be raining or cloudy. Remember there are no rules with Art, so there is total freedom in your choice of colour and expression.
Here’s a colour chart to help you decide on potential mood colours and an example of a child’s mood painting.
I look forward to seeing some of your marvellous creations!
Take care everyone. See you next week.